Writing

Calling BAME writers: entries open for 2019 short story prize

A Chinese villager with no arms becomes a Paralympian swimming champion; a dapper elderly Jamaican spends New Year’s Eve in a south London police cell under suspicion of domestic abuse; a Nigerian son takes his father to a euthanasia centre in a Britain with no time for invalids. These three very different tales – respectively by Yiming Ma, Lisa Smith and Abiola Oni – are all previous winners of the Guardian/ Fourth Estate BAME short story award, showing just how vigorous and various the short story can be as a showcase for up-and-coming talent. Read More

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